CHIPP Diversionary Shared Housing Program
The CHIPP Program provides services to individuals of Crawford County, 18 years old and beyond who experience chronic and persistent mental illness. These individuals may have been discharged from the State Hospital or currently living in the community and are at high risk for re-hospitalization. There are varying levels of support provided to participants based on their level of need. The highest level of support involves a temporary housing placement along with intensive staff support at home and in the community. The lowest level of staff support is for participants who live independently and are at risk for re-hospitalization. Participants will be supported in the home and/or community during morning, evening and weekend hours. Program participants receive support identifying their strengths, resources, challenges and barriers in order to begin pursuing established goals for recovery. Participants will build skills in order to self-advocate for themselves, learn about their mental illness and medications, connect to community resources, and build natural support networks to help make the transition to community living successful. Through involvement in this program, it is hoped that individuals will gain the skills needed to achieve a level of recovery that will allow them to live independently, remain out of the hospital and achieve self-fulfillment. Referrals are received through CHAPS as well as Crawford County Human Services Base Service Unit.
Supervisor: Sandy Farkas